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You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Benefit

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    THE COLONY THEATRE COMPANY IS PROUD
    TO PRESENT A BENEFIT PREMIER OF
THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF 
The New, Revised, Broadway Production of

 YOUR'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

    BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY CLARK GESNER

   WITH REVISED BOOK AND SCENES
   AND NEW SONGS BY ANDREW LIPPA 

Benefiting:

THE FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY OF BURBANK,
THE BURBANK TEMPORARY AID CENTER
and THE COLONY THEATRE COMPANY
Friday, August 9th ! Festivities begin at 6:30pm!
 

“…you’re the kind of reminder we need, you have humility, nobility and a sense of honor that is very rare indeed…”

 
July 22nd, 2002…Burbank, CA…Happiness isThe Colony Theatre Company announcing that its second production of its 2002 - 2003 “Season of Discovery,” the Los Angeles premiere of the new, revised, Broadway version of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN with Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner and a revised book and new songs by Andrew Lippa (THE WILD PARTY) will have a performance benefiting the Family Service Agency of Burbank, The Burbank Temporary Aid Center and The Colony Theatre Company on Friday, August 9th, 2002.The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a pre-show reception catered by four local restaurants; Gordon Biersch, Picanha, Mi Piace and the Crocodile Café.The performance will begin at 8:00pm and there will be post-show party also catered by the aforementioned restaurants.Additionally, there will be a charity art show by award-winning artist Alice Asmar whose work can be seen at the Smithsonian, The Gallery of American Art and the Franklin Mint.Ms. Asmar is donating a percentage of all pieces sold during the run of the production to each of the three organizations.Tickets for this benefit are $75.00 and available by calling Laura Wernette at 818/558-7000 x17.
 
Since 1953, the FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY OF BURBANK has served the most fragile of Burbank’s families by providing professional counseling and psycho-educational programs to the families and youth of Burbank.Abused children, suicidal teens and battered women are some of those who find support and new life direction at the Center.

THE BURBANK TEMPORARY AID AGENCY (BTAC) opened its doors in 1974.Since then, the homeless, senior citizens, the unemployed, victims of substance abuse and runaways are only some of those whose lives have been touched by BTAC.Food, clothing, shelter, bus and taxi vouchers, lunches, showers and laundry facilities, financial assistance for utilities and prescriptions are just some of the services that have been provided by BTAC.

THE COLONY THEATRE COMPANY began its distinguished history of continuous production in l975. In its 27-year history, The Colony Theatre Company, under the leadership of Producing Director Barbara Beckley, has received numerous honors including Ovation Awards, LADCC Awards and the Margaret Hartford Special Award for excellence.

This version of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN was re-imagined by its creative team and helped make a star of Kristin Chenoweth when it was produced on Broadway in 1999. The Broadway director Michael Mayer visited with Charles M. Schulz to get his blessing on the revision. Mr. Schulz gave Mayer access to his cartoons and the result was thorough. Seventeen of the original show’s scenes have been deleted and 21 new ones have been added. Additionally, composer Andrew Lippa (THE WILD PARTY) has revised seven of the original 14 songs with new vocal and dance arrangements and has written  two NEW songs as well as reconceiving the beloved opening number! This truly is a brand new look at the wildly popular show and it will be PEANUTS entertainment the whole family can enjoy

This will be the Colony Theatre’s second production as an Equity Theatre.YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN will be directed by Ovation and Garland Award-winner Todd Nielsen (ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, A NEW BRAIN). YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN will open on Saturday, August10th and continue through Sunday, September 8th at the Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) in the heart of the Burbank Media Center.

Performances for the regular run will be Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Ticket prices are Friday and Sunday evenings $28 ($25 for Students and Seniors); Saturday and Sunday matinees $31 ($28 for Students and Seniors); Saturday evenings all seats $31. For tickets, call the Colony Theatre Box Office at 818/558-7000

 
For more information or for press comps, please contact David Elzer/DEMAND PR at 818/508-1754 or at ELZERD@aol.com.

The Colony Theatre Company is a 27 year old organization dedicated to bringing the finest quality theatrical productions to Los Angeles. The theatre is located at 555 North Third Street, at the corner of Cypress, in the heart of the Burbank Media Center. For further information, call (818) 558-7000. Fax number: (818) 558-7110. E-mail: boxoffice@colonytheatre.org. Or visit our website at www.colonytheatre.org.
 
 
CONTACTS:  David Elzer
Demand PR
(818) 508-1754

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